There’s some potential for trouble in the postponement of Texas’ road trip to Lawrence to play the Jayhawks. Three different troubling scenarios now loom for the Longhorns. Scenario one sees Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State in Bedlam on Saturday night and then each win out, Texas beats Iowa State and Kansas State, and then all they have to do in order to enter a three-way tie atop the standings is go on the road the week before the Big 12 Championship Game and beat the Jayhawks.
The 2020 season is clearly pretty unique with its own place in history due to COVID and the abnormal scheduling. The Red River Shootout should also be bizarre and interesting due to the limited seating and of course the precarious state of affairs for both teams going into the game.
In the last decade the Red River Shootout has featured two teams either looking to establish itself as the top dog in the conference, or a Texas team trying to make up for early-season struggles and serve as spoiler to Oklahoma’s quest to remain in the national title conversation.